Bob Odenkirk is an American actor who plays Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad. He was a guest character in four episodes of Season 2 and was promoted to a member of the main cast for the final three seasons. He has stated he only read his lines for the final episodes script, then threw the script away, and made sure he would not know the ending until it aired on TV.
Bob Odenkirk appears again in the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, reprising his role as Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill, now as the main protagonist.
Bob Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois in 1962 and studied at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he began his comedy career as a DJ at his college's radio station. After college Bob's pursuit of comedy led him to join the The Players Workshop of the Second City which eventually led him to landing a writing job at Saturday Night Live in 1987.
Also in the early '90s Bob wrote for The Ben Stiller Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Dennis Miller Show. In 1995 Odenkirk and collaborator David Cross created the sketch comedy show Mr. Show with Bob and David for HBO where Odenkirk and Cross starred, directed, and wrote.
In the 2000's he shifted to more of a producer capacity on comedy shows including Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes to the Mayor. He is still very active in the comedy scene and creates and stars in videos for Funny or Die.